Express and Implied


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Express adjective – So clearly expressed as to leave no doubt about the meaning.
Usage example: students are not allowed to leave the grounds during school hours unless they have express permission from the principal's office

Implied is an antonym for express.
Nearby Words: expression, expressive, expressed, expressly, expressing
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Implied adjective – Understood although not put into words.
Usage example: an implied agreement is not legally enforceable

Express is an antonym for implied.
Nearby Words: imply, implication, implying
Antonyms for Implied
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promise express promise implied promise
attempt express attempt implied attempt
use express use implied use

Both words in one sentence

  • In Andrew Vachss's Burke book Strega, both Mama Wong, implied to be with The Triads and the Tongs, and some neo-Nazis express disapproval of child sex offenders.
  • My Beloved Smother Later, it's implied that Kyo's mother did genuinely love him, but she only managed to express it through overprotecting him.
  • The first book also has the cat Julian Gingivere express disgust at eating mice, and it's implied to be an odd idiosyncrasy.
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